Eyesight and Vision FAQs | Mason Eye Center, Inc.
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Frequently asked eyesight questions

Will sitting too close to the television really damage my child’s eyesight?

While it won’t cause permanent damage, it may give the child eye strain or headaches.


Does eating carrots actually help your eyesight?

Eating carrots won’t correct any vision problems, but it will help keep your eyes healthy.  Carrots contain Vitamin A, which is essential in maintaining eye health.


Can you damage your eyes by reading in low light?

No, but like sitting too close to the television, it may give you eye strain or a headache.


Does wearing corrective lenses make your eyesight worse?

No.  Your prescription may change over time because of aging or because your condition is gradually getting worse, but this is not caused by wearing glasses or contacts.  Your eyes would change at the same rate even if you did not wear corrective lenses.  


Can staring at a computer screen all day at work harm my eyes?

Staring at a computer screen, like any electronic screen, can contribute to eye strain, especially if you sit too close to the monitor or if you work in an area with poor lighting.  Some studies have also shown that staring at your computer monitor without interruption can actually reduce the number of times that you blink, making your eyes more vulnerable to eye strain, irritation, dryness, and tearing.  To help prevent these problems, sit so your monitor is 20” – 24” from your face, adjust your monitor’s brightness to closely match the light level of your work environment, and take breaks from your computer and other screens  throughout the day.


Can anyone wear contact lenses?

There are contact lenses for people with a wide range of vision problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism, but your eye doctor is best able to decide if it is healthy for you to wear contact lenses or what lenses you should wear.  The nature of your vision problem, your lifestyle, and several other factors must be considered before you are prescribed contact lenses. Visit our Contact Lens page for more information.


How can I make an appointment?

Please call us at (513) 770-4220.


What are your office hours?

Monday: 9 am - 5 pm

Tuesday: 12 pm - 7 pm

Wednesday: 12 pm - 7 pm

Thursday: 8 am - 2 pm

Friday: 9 am - 5 pm

Select Saturdays: 9 am-1 pm


We accept major insurances.

Aetna, Anthem, United Healthcare, Medical Mutual, Medicare, and more.

You have questions. Mason Eye Center of Mason, Ohio, has the answers.  Our eyesight professionals have more than 25 years of experience.

Your Eyesight Questions Answered

513-770-4220 | Mason, OH

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